A former volleyball coach in Iowa has been charged with sexually exploiting a student from the Green Mountain Garwin School District.
Brycelyn Haughey, 22, of Toledo, IA, was charged with four counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee and one count of dissemination and exhibition of obscene materials to minors.
According to the Des Moines Register, the charges are related to Haughey’s relationship with a 17-year-old boy, which went on in the last four months of 2020.
Tama County sheriff’s Detective Trevor Killian said Superintendent Kym Stein contacted him in October and told him about the tryst, and an investigation was launched.
Stein had only recently taken on the position and realized that the previous school administration had overlooked the relationship.
Haughey and the lad reportedly exchanged numbers following a minor fender bender in the parking lot of the school.
“[The student] stated that Brycelyn asked how old [he] was and he stated 17,” an affidavit read. “Brycelyn then asked if [the student] was a senior and [he] said ‘No, I’m a junior.’ [The student] stated that Brycelyn then made a comment of ‘close enough.'”
Not long after, the student found himself at Haughey’s home, drinking with her and eventually engaging in sexual intercourse.
Under Iowa law, sexual exploitation by a school employee is a Class D felony. Upon conviction, the charge carries a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,245.
No trial date has been set.
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